Sustained political commitment is crucial for the development and continuous functioning of CRVS systems. Political commitment can galvanize all stakeholders and levels of society around efforts to improve CRVS systems, and enable CRVS improvement to be embedded into national development plans. Furthermore, political commitment is critical for ensuring that CRVS systems are adequately resourced and are designed to be inclusive and responsive.

Examples of activities

  • Issuing a high-level declaration on the importance of CRVS for all individuals;
  • Developing a comprehensive multisectoral national CRVS strategy detailing budget and commitments required for implementation;
  • Ensuring that a national CRVS coordination mechanism reports to the highest level of government and includes representation of all levels of government involved in the CRVS system.